OAHU

THE THIRD LARGEST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND, OAHU BOASTS SPECTACULAR SCENERY, FROM BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN RANGES TO TURQUOISE-BLUE BAYS, COUPLED WITH COSMOPOLITAN PLEASURES SUCH AS FINE SHOPPING AND DINING.  DO IT ALL:  STROLL THE BEACHES OF WAIKIKI TAKE A HIKE TO THE TOP OF DIAMOND HEAD CRATER, WATCH WORLD-CLASS SURFERS ON THE NORTH SHORE, SHOP UNIQUE BOUTIQUES, AND SAMPLE THE ISLAND'S MANY CUISINES AT BEACHSIDE CAFÉS AND FIRST-CLASS RESORTS.  WHETHER YOU'RE AFTER SECLUSION, SOPHISTICATION, OR BOTH, OAHU OFFERS YOU ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

TEN WAYS TO ENJOY OAHU

1.  BEHOLD FROLICKING PODS OF BOTTLE NOSE AND HAWAIIAN SPINNER DOLPHINS AS YOU TRAVEL TO OAHU'S SERENE LEEWARD COAST FOR AN ECO-ADVENTURE CRUISE.

2.  GET A BIRD'S -EYE VIEW OF OAHU'S MOST GORGEOUS SCENERY ON A LUXURY HELICOPTER TOUR.

3.  WATCH THE SUN DIP BELOW THE HORIZON FROM THE NEW WAIKIKI BEACH WALK.

4.  EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WITH A DAY AND EVENING OF HISTORY AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER.

5.  STROLL INTO DUKE;S ON THE BEACH, A CLASSIC WAIKIKI "IN" SPOT SINCE THE 1940'S.

6.  EXPERIENCE THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL AND BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI  AT PEARL HARBOR AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR II.

7.  SNORKEL UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TROPICAL REEF FISH ON A DAY TRIO TO TRANQUIL HANAUMA BAY.

8.  CLIMB TO THE TOP OF DIAMOND HEAD ON A GUIDED NATURE WALK.

9.  ENJOY A PRIVATE TWO-HOUR SURF LESSON FROM EXPERT INSTRUCTORS WHO WILL HAVE YOU CATCHING WAVES IN NO TIME.

10. GET YOUR ADRENALINE OUMOING ON A BIKE-SAIL-SNORKEL EXPEDITION WHERE YOU DESCEND A FIVE-MILE JUNGLE ROAD, CRUISE ABOARD A 38FT, CATAMARAN, AND SNORKEL IN BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE WATER.  

 

 

 

                                       HOTELS

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL WAIKIKI BEACH WALK      

H ILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE BEACH RESORT & SPA              

MOANA SURFRIDER, A WESTIN RESORT              

OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH        

OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH   .   

HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT & SPA      

WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA   

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL WAIKIKI BEACH WALK  

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE BEACH RESORT & SPA    

OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH    

OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH    

SHERATON WAIKIKI     

TURTLE BAY RESORT & OCEAN VILLAS   

*    Prices are per room per night based on double occupancy

 

  

 

                                                         MAUI

NICKNAMED THE VALLEY ISLE, MAUI DRAWS THE MOST REPEAT VISITORS OF ALL THE ISLANDS.  GORGEOUS BEACHES, LUXURIOUS RESORT, AND CHARMING TOWNS ABOUND.  DRIVE THE SCENIC HANA HIGHWAY AND WIND THROUGH RAIN FOREST PAST TUMBLING WATERFALLS. SNORKEL AMONG GEMLIKE TROPICAL FISH AND DRIVE THE RICH REEF WALLS OF THE MOLOKINI CRATER.  SUNRISE LOOKS GLORIOUS FROM ATOP THE HALEAKALA CRATER, AND A BIKE RIDE BACK DOWN LEADS YOU TO A HEARTY ISLAND BREAKFAST OF MACADAMIA NUT PANCAKES.  A PERENNIAL FAVORITE OF DISCERNING TRAVELERS, MAUI IS A DESTINATION NOT TO BE MISSED.

TEN WAYS TO ENJOY MAUI

1.  SAIL ON A CATAMARAN OFF THE COAST OF MAUI WHILE WATCHING SPINNER DOLPHINS.

2.  STEP OUT OF TIME AND INTO A WORLD OF NATIVE RHYTHM, STORIES, AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES AT "ULALENA".

 A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE STATE -OF-THE-ART MAUI THEATER

3.  FIND YOURSELF ENCIRCLED BY MIGRATING HUMPBACK WHALES AND THEIR CALVES AS YOU SAIL ON A CATAMARAN ADVENTURE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

4.  GO UPCOUNTRY, STOPPING TO WATCH A RODEO, SHARE A MEAL,OR SHOP FOR LOCAL GOODS IN TOWNS FAR OFF THE TOURIST TRACK.

5.  TASTE POI, THE STAPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN DIET, MADE FROM TARO, AN ANCIENT PLANT CULTIVATED THROUGHOUT THE TROPICS.

6.  EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CATCHING A WAVE DURING A SURF LESSON TAUGHT BY MAUI'S MOST EXPERIENCE INSTRUCTORS.

7.  ENJOY A NARRATED HORSEBACK RIDE THROUGH MAUI'S LARGEST PINEAPPLE PLANTATION, EXOTIC VALLEYS, AND THE IRONWOOD FORESTS.

8.  SEE THE ISLAND FROM ABOVE IN A HELICOPTER, WHERE YOU ENJOY VIEWS OF MAUI'S MOST EXCITING AREAS, INCLUDING HANA, THE SEVEN POOLS, AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS HO'OKIPA WINDSURFING BEACH.

9.  AFTER WATCHING THE SUNRISE, DESCEND 38 MILES DOWN THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA ON A BIKE TOUR.

10. ENJOY A FIVE COURSE POLYNESIAN DINNER AND UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF AWARD-WINNING PERFORMANCES AT THE FEAST OF LELE.

 

                             HOTELS

THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI    

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA  

THE RITZ CARLTON, KAPALUA   

WAILEA BEACH VILLAS   

GRAND  WAILEA RESORT HOTEL AND SPA   

KAPALUA LUXURY HOMES 

HYATT REGENCY MAUI   

KAANAPALI ALI'I   

WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA   

THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA  

ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT   

WAILEA EKAHI VILLAGE     

 

 

                                KAUAI

 

THE WESTERNMOST AND OLDES OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND, KAUAI HAS PLAYED A STARRING ROLE IN MANY LEADING FILMS, AS WELL AS IN MANY TRAVELERS DREAM VACATIONS.  FROM THE LANDMARK SOUTH PACIFIC TO CLASSICS SUCH AS RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE ISLAND'S MIST-SHROUDED PEAKS, VELVET-GREEN VALLEYS AND DRAMATIC WATERFALLS HAVE OFFERED THE PERFECT SETTING FOR ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.  HIKE OR SAIL THE ISLAND'S FAMED NA PALI COAST OR EXPLORE THE WAIMEA CANYON KNOWN AS THE GRAND CANYON OF THE PACIFIC.

TEN WAYS TO ENJOY KAUAI

1.  VIEW THE TOP OF THE JUNGLE WHILE ATTACHED TO A ZIP LINE ON A GUIDED HIGH-FLYING EXPEDITION.

2.  EXPERIENCE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPLORING ADVENTURE ON A CATAMARAN AND SEE SCHOOLS OF SPINNER DOLPHINS AND ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES.

3.  PLAY NINE HOLES OF GOLF AT TWILIGHT AT THE POIPU BAY RESORT, A GOLF MAGAZINE GOLD MEDAL WINNER.

4.  TAKE A BIKE ADVENTURE DOWN WAIMEA CANYON, THE GRAND CANYON OF THE PACIFIC.

5. EMBARK ON AN OFF-ROAD CINEMATIC TOUR OF THE ISLAND WHILE VISITING FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD MOVIE LOCATIONS IN A THEATER-ON-WHEELS VAN OUTFITTED WITH SURROUND SOUND AND VIDEO,

6.  FOR A TASTE OF AUTHENTIC ISLAND LIFE, EXPLORE HANALEI ON THE NORTH SHORE, AND VISIT QUAINT SHOPS AND COSMOPOLITAN RESTAURANTS.

7.  ENJOY A COCKTAIL ON THE TERRACE OF THE PRINCEVILLE RESORT, AND GAZE ACROSS THE BAY TO THE HEADLANDS WHERE SOUTH PACIFIC WAS FILMED.

8.  ENJOY MAJESTIC VIEWS OF KAUAI'S WATERFALLS AND VIBRANT GREEN VALLEYS ON A LUXURY HELICOPTER TOUR.

9.  EXPLORE THE RUGGED AND BEAUTIFUL NA PALI COAST ON A GUIDED KAYAK TOUR.

10. BE SURE TO VISIT THE LOVELY LITTLE TOWN OF KOLOA, WITH ITS SINGLE STOPLIGHT AND UNIQUE HISTORY.

                            HOTELS

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa   

t. Regis Princeville Resort    

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club   

Outrigger Waipouli Beach   

Sheraton Kauai Resort     

Hilton Kauai Beach Resort   

Aston Kauai Beach at Makaiwa    

 

 

                                   HAWAII

 

 

HAWAII, OR THE BIG ISLAND, AS IT'S COMMONLY KNOWN, IS NEARLY TWICE AS LARGE AS ALL THE OTHER HAWAIIAN ISLANDS COMBINED, AND IT OFFERS AN UNCROWDED PARADISE FILLED WITH SUPERLATIVES FROM SNOW-CAPPED MAUNA KEA, THE ISLANDS' HIGHEST MOUNTAIN TO KILAUEA, THE MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO ON EARTH.  THE BUSTLING FARMERS' MARKET IS A MUST SEE IN HILO, WHILE THE UPCOUNTRY COFFEE REGION OFFERS YOU A CHANCE TO SEE WORLD-FAMOUS KONA COFFEE BEANS ON THE TREE.

TEN WAYS TO ENJOY HAWAII

1.  Spend a day amid dormant and active volcanic fields at Volcanoes National Park, a geological wonderland of black rock lava tubes, and active flows.

2. Travel to the top of the highest point in Hawaii, Mauna Kea, for a sunset and stargazing experience.

3. Relax on a scenic whale-watching cruise as a naturalist shares Hawaii's history, development, and ancient connection to these marvelous creatures.

4. Explore the island on an all-terrain vehicle, which allows you to penetrate deep into the ancient Hawaiian rain forest.

5. Marvel at the gorgeous orchids grown on the windward side of the island in Hilo.

6. Travel through time to the beautiful and secluded City of Refuge, a great place for history, a picnic, and the island's best snorkeling.

7. Marvel at Hulihee Palace, constructed entirely from lava, coral, and other natural.

8. Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea, from high above on a deluxe helicopter tour.

9. Take a unique eco-tourism journey through the historic Kohala sugar plantation irrigation system.

10. Enjoy a guided kayak journey to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook Monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary.

                  HOTELS AND VILLAS

 

 

Mauna Lani Bungalows  

Fairmont  Orchid, Hawaii 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai   

The Fairmont Orchid   

Mauna Lani Bay Resort    

Villages at Mauna Lani - Luxury town homes   

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel   

Hilton Waikoloa Village  

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa  

Mauna Lani Point   

Outrigger Fairway Villas  

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort    

 

                                                                       LANAI

 

Ten Ways To Enjoy Lanai

1.  Explore with a four-wheel-drive vehicle 400 miles of trails and unoaved roads that lead to places of amazing, wild beauty.

2.  Take an exhilarating horseback ride among the island's many off-road trails through guava forests and old pineapple fields.

3.  Play a round of golf at the spectacular "Exoerience at Koele" or "Challenge at Manele"

4.  Snorkel in the warm waters of Hulopo'e Bay, a marine conservation area prized by divers and snorkelers for its vivid tropical fish.

5.  Visit the Garden of the Gods (Keahiakawelo), a mystifying scattering of rocks and boulders in varying shapes and colors forming what appears to be nature's very own rock garden.

6. Stroll through Lanai City exploring frun shops.  /stop for a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch.

7.  Explore the historic Hawaiian fishing village of Kaunola so steeped in history that it has been declared a National Historic Landmark.  The ruins of the ancient village are still standing.

8.  Marved at the petroglyphs at Shipwreck Beach, ancient drawings curved into rocks and lava flows.  They are an important piece of Hawaii's past, and their exact meaning remains a mystery.

9.  Walk the Munro Trail, which leads you through rain forests and to the summit of Mount Lanaihale.  At the top, enjoy a rare view of six other Hawaiian islands.

10. Enjoy the seclusion of Lanai as you hike to the Koloiki Ridge.  This five-mile hike offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the neighboring islands of Molokai and Maui.

 

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI THE LODGE AT KOELE      .

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI AT MANELE BAY